Lyon Small-Group Electric Bike Tour with Food-Tasting

Walking & Biking Tours in Lyon

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from$80.80
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Visit top Lyon attractions and get a taste of France’s culinary capital on this electric bike tour, a nearly effortless way to sightsee. Exploring Lyon’s UNESCO World Heritage with a guide, ride along the Rhône and Saône River and through the Golden Head Park, spin through Place des Terreaux, and break at a local eatery to enjoy regional specialties. You could enjoy either a platter of cold cuts and cheeses with a glass of wine or a home made cake with refreshments or hot drinks regarding the partner, the hour and the day of your visit. After this tasting break, go to visit the must-see Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and admire the views of the whole city. Your group size is limited to 10 to ensure a more personalized experience.
Join your small group and guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. Get outfitted with an electric bike — equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise or a combination of both — and set off through the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city. Steeped in centuries of history and considered the culinary capital of France, Lyon's vibrant mix of monuments, museums, squares, restaurants, bars, shops and markets are a delight to explore — especially by bike. Your exact route may vary depending on the day, but your experienced guide knows all the nooks and crannies where Lyon's true magic lies. Ride through the Croix Rousse tunnel, lined with colored lights and music and keep your eye out for Lyon Cathedral. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon’s rich history and points out both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know about. Continue along the banks of the Rhône River, recently renovated for cyclists. Spill out onto Place Bellecour, a famous plaza crowned by a statue of notorious King Louis XIV, and spin past the picturesque boating lake in Tête d'Or park. During your tour, hop off your bike and head to a local eatery to sample some of Lyon’s regional specialties (depends of the days, the hour and the partners) :  - Regional cold cuts, local cheeses and other tasty bites with local wine or soft - Home made sweet cake or praline pie with home made refresments, hot drinks or local wine It's served on sharing platters for you and your fellow food lovers to enjoy together. After your 30-45-minute stop continue pedaling through Old Town, where many of Lyon’s finest and most historic buildings are found. Here admire the architectural grandeur of Place des Terreaux, bordering City Hall, the stately Palais St-Pierre and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. You’ll also ride up the Fourvière Hill to enjoy panoramic views over the city. In addition, visit one of Lyon’s biggest draws, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Built in the late 19th century and widely considered to be Lyon’s most iconic building, this stunning church stands proudly above the city, commanding beautiful views over the urban landscape below. Arrive back at the start point to conclude your tour.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Use of electric bike and helmet
  • Food tasting (Salt or Sweet depending on the morning / Afternoon)
  • Glass of wine or other drink of your choice
  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket (if required)

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
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